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Publication Order of D.C.I. Daley Books

Whisky from Small Glasses (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Witness (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dalintober Moon (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Suits and Sad Songs (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two One Three (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rat Stone Serenade (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empty Nets and Promises (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Single End (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One las Dram Before Midnight (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Well of the Winds (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Denzil Meyrick attended school in Mergyl, where he took a major in politics. After completing his college education, Denzil Meyrick joined the Strathclyde Police, where he served in Glasgow. After he got injured and developed back problems, Denzil operated different roles such as being the director of an exceedingly huge engineering and distillery company. Denzil Meyrick also owned several businesses and companies including a sale and marketing company as well as a public bar. Furthermore, he has also worked as a freelance journalist, who served in radio and print. Denzil Meyrick debut novel was titled Whisky for the Small Glasses and was published in the year 2002 by Ringwood.

Denzil Meyrick Best Books

Whiskey from Small Glasses

Whiskey from Small Glasses is an atmospheric and suspenseful book and also the first installment in the DCI Darley book series. The reader is going to fall in love with DCI Daley and his team especially one DS Scott, who attained results in an exceedingly unique manner and has a rather chaotic life. Daley’s personal life is full of problems especially because his wife has a rather restless nature and has a history of cheating on her spouse. What makes this installment rather refreshing is the fact that the main character is not an alcoholic, neither is he, a cheater. The author, Denzil Meyrick is a former police officer, and this shows by the author’s rather accurate portrayal of the police procedures. From Small Glasses has been set in Kincloch, a small fictional town. Kinloch is an exceedingly small and peaceful town that is located on Scotland’s West Coast. The residents of the small town are not only gossipy but also insular and know about each and everyone’s business.

The book begins as the body of a young girl is washed ashore. While conducting her investigation, DCI Daley encounter’s so many theories, red herrings, and gossip, which in some case disrupt the case. More tragedy and crime emerge along the way, thereby leaving DCI Daley and her team under too much pressure from their bosses. There is numerous heart stopping moments, which will leave the readers guessing what was going to happen next. With that said, Whiskey from Small Glasses is a brilliantly written novel. The reader is going to fall in love with the dark humor that is prevalent as the team chats among themselves and from the look of things the characters are going to develop much further as the series progresses.

The Last Witness

The Last Witness is another highly engaging and entertaining read from renowned author, Denzil Meyrick. Just like the first installment, the Last Witness is a crime drama set that has been set in Kinloch, a small town in Scotland. Five years later, after one James Machie’s assassination inside an ambulance, and the killing of several other people who were in witness protection, the ripples of these killings spread all the way to the small town of Kinloch. Chief Inspector Jim is informed that the notorious Machie is not only alive, but he is also returning so that he can have revenge on anyone who was involved in taking down one of the biggest criminal empires’s in Scotland. Both Brian Scott and Dalley are on the list as well as an ex-gang leader, one Frank McDougall who is currently under witness protection is also on the list as well. However, Brian and Daley are not aware that the criminal mastermind is much closer to home than they had initially thought. Despite the fact that Frank has been given another identity, John Donald, Daley’s boss informs Daley and his partner that Machie, might have someone working for him inside the force, which may lead him directly to where Frank has been relocated to.

As the two main characters try to find a way that they will be able to handle this new threat, the task at hand becomes a little bit difficult, when one Donald arrives. Donald is an overbearing man, who many at times leaves the difficult work to the troops, only to sneak in at the last moment and take all the glory. Superintendent Donald asserts himself into the situation and from the look of things, he has another agenda. From time to time, Donald loves to ridicule DS Brian Scott something that gets on Daley’s nerves. The plot continues to unfold with a restrained violence of cautiously planned incidents, random attacks and murders on the rise, as the villain Machie, gets closer and closer to his target. However, the fresh spate of violence continues to spread including an audacious murder at Superintendent Donald’s office and an explosion ad Daley’s house.

Dark Suits and Sad Songs

Dark Suits is the third installment in this exciting and fast moving novel. This third installment deals with cartels, corrupt police officials, and interoffice politics. Dark Suits and Sad Songs begins with an exceedingly gruesome suicide of an individual who works for the government. A few days after the suicide, a tortured man is killed in cold-blood, which points to some of the Eastern European cartels. The story has been narrated using the point of view of two individuals; DCI Daley, who is in charge of the police investigations and one Gary Wilson, an exceedingly corrupt media fixer, who works for the Scottish government. Dark Suits and Sad-Songs is brilliantly constructed; it merges the various plotlines into an acceptable conclusion. With that said, Denzil Meyrick style is rather gritty. Dark Suits is an excellent read that is full of action to keep the readers turning the pages.

Well of the Winds

As World War II was approaching to an end, a man is stabbed several times and left for dead. The man is found near the shoreline of Kinloch. Several years later, a postman discovers that one of the local families, the Bremner family was missing from their farm house. Once the local investigators arrive at their home, they discover that there was a pot of the stove and food had been served on the table. The investigators try to establish what exactly happened to the Bremner’s. With that said, Well of the Winds is a gripping thriller that has a great twist at the end.

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